Village Writers' Club

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

First VWC meeting of the 2016-17 year will be Monday, September 26

George Jensen from the Writing and Rhetoric Department of UALR will be our featured speaker.  The tentative topic is Constructing Narrative for Memoir

Check back for more details.

See you in September!

          Brooklyn-born Myra Rustin has written poems since she was first able to hold a shiny red Crayola in her chubby little fist. Her earliest published poem appeared in the East New York Savings Bank School Bank News and earned her two inscribed pencils along with a passion for poetry that has never ceased. Myra's work is published in various literary journals under the name Myra Emmer Gold, in loving homage to two very special grandmothers.

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See VGS website for additional information and directions or call

Bill Patterson at 501-922-6965

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RE/MAX OF HSV Ambassador Program
Call for Poetry Submissions

RE/MAX of HSV is creating videos promoting Hot Springs Village. They would like to include a short poem in each video and want to involve Village Writers’ Club poets. This project is part of a new RE/MAX of HSV Ambassador Program.
This program is limited to Village Writers’ Club (VWC) poets. All interested VWC poets should submit poems on the topics listed below to Dannet Botkin at by the stated deadlines.

Selected poems will be published in the video with credit to the poet, and that poet will be able to share this on his/her website and social media. What a fantastic opportunity for our poets!
Deadlines for short poem entries are:
  • How Great It Is To Live in Hot Springs Village - deadline July 15
  • Fall Beauty in Hot Springs Village - deadline August 15
  • Golfing & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline January 15, 2017
  • Trails & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline February 15, 2017
  • Lakes & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline March 15, 2017
  • Club Sports – Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball etc. - deadline April 15, 2017
  • Possibly one about the Ouachita Mountain Region - deadline May 15, 2017
Submit your poetry as a Word document to Dannet Botkin at Include your full name, email address, phone number, website (if you have one), and the name of your poem.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lou Moran at 501-226-9197 or Dannet Botkin at 501-209-2806.
Let’s get writing!


Photo Shots will be devoted to displaying photos of club events and awards. 

To find Photo Shots, go to the top right-hand corner on any page and hover over More.  From the drop-down menu, select Photo Shots.

Recent photos of Madelyn Young's workshop have been posted.  More to come as the year progresses.

The SAMPLER: Each month selections written by club members will be showcased.